"You've heard of mental depression; this is a mental recession," he said, noting that growth has held up at about 1 percent despite all the publicity over losing jobs to India, China, illegal immigration, housing and credit problems and record oil prices. "We may have a recession; we haven't had one yet."
"We have sort of become a nation of whiners," he said. "You just hear this constant whining, complaining about a loss of competitiveness, America in decline" despite a major export boom that is the primary reason that growth continues in the economy, he said.
God, it is so true. "They foreclosed on my house! Wahhh!" "Boo hoo! I can't pay for my family's health insurance!" "Sob! I got laid off again!" Yeah, yeah, yeah. Quitcherbitchin, already.
I'd cue the tiny violins, but they make those in Vienna, and I can't afford a damn thing in Euros.
Tags: Economy, John McCain